Tag: 2012 elections

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

From social media to the second screen, this election comes smack in the middle of the climax of the digital revolution. Other elections before it certainly seeded this massive political transformation, but never before has technology played such a role in selecting who we elect to represent us and lead our communities, our states and […] more »

by Kathy E. Gill

A month ago, before the Republican and Democratic national conventions, the average TV viewer in Cleveland was seeing about 87 presidential campaign ads each week. And in Orlando, Fla.? About 70. According to Joseph Mercurio, who manages political ad buys, those numbers are “unprecedented.” He told the AP that a competitive statewide race with “heavy” […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Click to read our whole series Welcome to the 54th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. The big news is that Apple won a $1 billion patent judgment against Samsung and is trying to block the sale of many Samsung smartphones. What does this mean for other competitors, […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Roy Sekoff Welcome to the 53nd episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. We were off on hiatus the past few months while Mark was getting a kidney transplant and Rafat was launching his new travel startup, Skift. This week we are looking at a couple big online video […] more »

by Evelyn Messinger

Click to read our whole series For two weeks every four years, the media and the politicos gather for the insider’s ritual of selecting a presidential candidate. Really, it’s an opportunity for them to party, schmooze and show the special interests, who support their cause, a good time. The role of the citizen in these […] more »

by Evelyn Messinger

This September, I wrote in MediaShift about the unfortunate effects on journalism that the deregulation of campaign financing could have. The article hinted that public media might be able to offset the damage, and maybe even save democracy. This sounds so grandiose that, to explain how and why, we need to back up a few […] more »